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Aug 12, 2013 5:00am EDT
that looks like this, "organized crime in chicago." it is an overarching history in the title gives it away, but it is organized crime chicago, part narrative, part academic study. robert is a former chicago police officer and a new second life is now an associate professor of criminal justice at loyola here in town, said he's one of the key experts in terms of what organized crime is as was here in its past, present and where it may be going. the book really begins sort of been a bloody era in chicago, the crime-ridden city born out of the 1800 carries through prohibition and some of the late stages of organized crime in chicago. i don't know if you want to take a minute to introduce the book yourself and explain how it came to be what your goals were in putting it together. >> good afternoon. i want to thank the tribune on the test for inviting me here. i grew up in a neighborhood or even as a grammar school child i was familiar with organized crime. we had a neighborhood hotdog stand where my mother worked. she had a job, came from a broken home, so i did a quarter every day to go out fo
Aug 11, 2013 9:00pm CDT
year-old of chicago is charged with murder. he has been a corrections officer for more than 20 years. >> the hardest part to know is that somebody who is supposed to be serving and protecting us is taking a life from us >> he was heading to the casino with his girlfriend in the passenger seat and kids in the back when the road rage happened. the 23 year-old tossed a couple water out the window of his car hit his van... he opened fire... the driver was taken into custody... he is in the process of being fired. they want justice >> it is just wrong. he had no reason for doing what he did. he killed an innocent man. >> he was a good solid man >> the incident happened on his off day. he is being held in the jail. they're trying to figure out how to pay for a funeral >> some parents of children who will attend chicagos drake elementary school are on edge because of a fatal shooting. it happened in broad daylight >> 2 men were shot. one of those men was 54 years old and did not sure o fivevivervive >> it has been boiling up for the whole summer. >> the first day of classes' is weeks
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Aug 26, 2013 1:00pm EDT
degrees. not even near the end of the day where we're supposed to climb to a high of 98, in chicago 92. this type of year chicago typically sticks around 81 degrees, so that normal, but look at the temperatures at the end of the day, 98 degrees, and 911 in minneapolis. very uncomfortable. lots of sunshine and humidity playing a role out there. so it feels very miserable across the area. later on in the day because of the heating of the day the instability in the atmosphere causing central portions of minnesota we're looking at a chance of damaging winds, hail and even a chance of tornadoes in minneapolis. we want folks to use per caution if it they're traveling there. you can see temperatures well above they should be this time of year. dell, back to you. >> and we continue to await word from u.s. secretary of state john kerry concerning the situation in syria as he speaks. we'll bring you his comments live. >>> also millions of kids are going back to school across the country, and chicago school closures and neighborhood violence top the concerns of parents there. jazeera america. >>
Aug 13, 2013 9:00pm CDT
sentencing. every word they utter in court can make a difference so says chicago defense attorney michael monico. >> you want definitely to say something thats natural and speaks from the heart. will he say his bipolarity played a role? will he say that he made a mistake? hes sorry. i assume hes going to say that. >> monico, has represented 2 high profile clients who know the weight of a guilty plea before a judge. chris kellycaught up in the governor blagojevich scandal ended his own life before a judge could send him away. former alderman and political powerhouse ed vrodlyak spent 10 months in a federal prison for his role in a real estate scheme. in the jacksons case, the government recommends 4 years for the ex- congressman. 18 months for his wife the ex-alderman. monico says the jackson name, status, and celebrity may actually help on sentencing day. >> hes given up quite a bit. hes already suffered. hes lost his job, hes lost his position as congressman, been embarrassed and humiliated. >> one of the nations most celebrated civil rights leaders, a man who even ran for president, is
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 11:00am EDT
are going back to school across america. but in chicago that's not that heasy. school closure and violence top parents' concern. we have that coming up in just a moment. see you shortly. ♪ [♪ music ] >> welcome back to al jazeera. i'm dell walters. chicago public schools are under the microscope as more than 400,000 children are headed back to class. many of them are attending school under less than desirable circumstances. unfamiliar neighborhoods force them to walk through distances of violent and gang-ridden areas. it looks like reading, writing, and risk. what are chicago schools doing for kids who have to walk through these dangerous areas? >> reporter: that's right, dell. the district has established safety routes, as they call them, to help parents navigate through the new receiving schools. they have also employed more than 600 people who will serve on the safe passage routes as people to help them and guide them to the new schools. we saw a couple of them earlier today. they're dressed in the florescent yellow vest. we saw increased patrols by police officers and on foot. but
Aug 25, 2013 9:00pm CDT
were shot overnight in chicago including a west side teenager who later died from his wounds. it happened around 1230 in the morning. the 14 year-old boy was able to tell police he was standing outside in a vacant lot when he heard shots and felt pain. the unidentified teenager was shot in the chest. he was pronounced dead just after 9:00 this morning. no arrests have been made >> on the northwest side another shooting... is time an 11 year- old girl shot early this morning in front of her house >> wrapped in her blanket.. 11- year-old cindy leon sits on the porch where she was shot in the back just hours earlier. "i was inside and i just heard the shootings and they ran inside..ran inside and i didn know what was going on" cindy's mom says her daughter was on their porch with her brother and a neighbor around 4 in the morning.. when a woman ran up to their house in the 2300 block of norht kostner..and started shooting... "i started to shake.. she was very scared she was shaking." "she was shot one went through the side andn came out the front. she was l
Aug 10, 2013 9:00pm CDT
opportunity for him in chicago to re-establish his value and boy, he came along at the right time when he really needed to solidify things in the bullpen. taking over and done a heck of a job. awfully excited about that insurance reason at the top of the inning, because this is a uzz saw he's got to go through gregg, holliday and freese here at the top of the ninth. len: quiet series so far for craig. 1-7. jumps all over the first pitch. a fastball, and he fouls back. his 86 driven in despite runs speaks to his approach and incredibly high average with runners in scoring position. len: fifth in the league in batting coming in. 317 no down to .315. j.d.: i don't know if kevin gregg experiences any anxiety when he is on the mound but he certainly doesn't exude it. looks calm but i'm sure the eart is pumping pretty good. len: i'm going to say, no. being around him, he is very easy going. j.d.: very dangerous man on deck. len: would love to face him castro.ody on castro will take it. the marlins with a ninth-inning run. danny hits barya scoring on a wild pitch. or the braves. 14-game winnin
Aug 18, 2013 9:00pm CDT
with minor injuries >> gun violence was again a major story in chicago this weekend. here are the numbers... at least 22 people wounded it and 4 dead. police are investigating each case but currently have no one in custody for any of the shootings >> neighbors say they heard the partying outside saturday night. it ended around 430 sunday morning when four people were shot. 24 year-old man died with a gunshot wound to the chest. three women in their 20s were also injured. police are investigating the incident along with another. 21 year-old man was shot and then ran into a nearby walgreen's bloody asking for help. >> we never had something like that happen. this is a very peaceful neighborhood. >> the man who was shot is in serious condition at the hospital. police found drugs at the scene. it appears to be a drug deal gone bad. >> a series of break-ins at south side churches and schools is prompting police to issue a burglary alert for the area. just this month at least six spots in the back of the yards neighborhood were hit. thieves force their way into the buildings at various times of
Aug 24, 2013 10:30pm CDT
of a good education. >> this is chicago's last weekend without speed cameras. it's going to be a bit different in the traffic world come monday. that's when the city's first operational speed cameras are going to begin issuing warning tickets on the north side. fines will b begin after the first 30 days. and by the end of next week more cameras are expected to be looking at traffic on the west side, washington park on the south side and on the southwest side. >> marking 50 years since an iconic moment in the civil rights moment. next remembering the march on washington. >> and also ahead wounded warriors have been setting off own a bike mission that will take them through three states. >> they had some great weather today. >> they certainly did, bob, but we're on the front end of a heat wave that will bring chicago some of the warmest weather we've seen this summer. i'll have the details and the forecast straight ahead. you know throughout history, folks have suffered from frequent heartburn. but getting heartburn and then treating day after day is a thing of the past. block the acid
Aug 17, 2013 9:00pm CDT
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Aug 11, 2013 5:30pm PDT
-old boy gets his life back. after he was caught in the cross hairs of chicago's gun violence. tonight how a city is trying to take back its streets. >>> high tech helmets. new technology to help kids avoid concussions just as football season is about to begin. >>> and american original. tonight, remembering a women of song, the brilliant career of eydie gorme. >>> good evening. after a week-long intensive manhunt that spread across much of the west, a california teen is safe tonight. and the man accused of abducting her, shot dead. two couples on horseback first spotted the pair in the idaho back country. in what one rider called a one chance in a trillion encounter. after they saw news reports about the manhunt and realized who they might have seen, they called the authorities setting off a chain of events that led to last night's dramatic ending. joe fryer is in idaho. joe. >> reporter: good evening. a relative confirms hannah anderson has been reunited with her father. in an interview her father said he is worried about what she has been through. authorities are not releasing any detai
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 12:00am EDT
. and one didn't come in. >> another family in mourning. the fight in chicago, we'll take a first-hand look of the human and emotional toll of gun violence next. >>> what happens when social media uncovers unheard, >> and now stories making headlines on america tonight. a deadly raid in the west bank delays a round of highly anticipated peace talks . an issu in issue, israel's decision to move forward with development of settle ments. >>> in mexico a train rerails known as the beast. the train was traveling 2 mph when it derailed. >>> the sentencing phase for convicted fort hood shooter nadal hassan, who is representing himself, will either get life in prison or the death penalty for his shooting spree that killed 13 people. >>> after a bloody violent summer chicago is going back to school, but trouble looks like it might never let up on the city streets. to protect the school children mayor rame mal ham emmanuel created safety routes. in a community that is suffering extreme hopeless ness already. [ sirens ] >> the police. >> reporter: in response to a record-breaking gun violence i in 201
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. the militarization. and the shear level of violence can often feel like a combat zone. in chicago, 72 people were shot, 12 killed. >> he was shot multiple times. >> in 2012, chicago led the nation with 500 people murdered. that's almost 100 more than killed in new york, a city three times its size. >> every single corner in that neighborhood is a drug corner. every single one of the. >> mike shield is a veteran cop who used to work chicago's west side. he's a curled member of the police officers' union. >> how would you describe chicago to people who don't know about it. >> it's almost like you're in a different country. it's almost like a third world. i know nationally people are talking when chicago, but the areas where the gun violence is going on isn't an area that a tourist would ever find themselves in. in chicago, it's two different cities within one. >> >> reporter: the crime plagued west side neighborhoods of chicago are only a few miles away from the city's glitzy miracle mile. but they might as well be in another world. poverty rate here among african-americans is 30%, the highest in t
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 9:00pm EDT
francisco's water supply. also tonight we're keeping up the fight for chicago. a community left in a constant state of mourning and wondering how will the violence ever end? >> i'm so tired of doing funerals of young men getting killed through gun violence whether by th the police or anor gang. it just wears you down. [♪ music ] >> good evening, and welcome to america tonight. i'm ow joie chen. we start with a high stakes for the united states and the international community. it was these picture, gruesome, grizzly images, hundreds of men, women and children fell by something a week ago that has led increased pressure on damascus to explain and the european capitol to respond. secretary of state john kerry lowered the boom all but warning syrian leaders to expect a military response from the white house within days. >> by any standard it is inexcusable, and despite the excuses and equivocations that some have manufactured, it is undeniable. the administration is actively consulting with members of congress, and we will continue to have these conversations in the days ahead. pr
Aug 12, 2013 12:00pm CDT
that left eight people injured overnight. >> a man was killed along the chicago public school safe passage out of the weekend. a 54 year- old and a 26 year- old man were shot in the 2900 block of south state street on saturday night. both were taken to the hospital where the older was pronounced dead. parents of children who will attend nearby brick elementary school say they are concerned about the shooting and the location on designated safe passage route. thousands of sick workers and volunteers in yellow vests will line the route when school begins on august 26th >> a sentencing hearing is underway for the man who carried out the murders of three family members. he admitted he shot and killed jeffrey, lori and michael kramer three years ago. as part of a plea deal he testified against a man convicted of plotting the murders of his ex- girlfriend's family. if he was given a life sentence. lori cramer's mother read an emotional statement and court today. she said he faces a minimum of 45 years in prison >> the first phase of road construction o'hare airport is now under way. two la
Aug 22, 2013 9:00pm CDT
the chicago fbi office and that number is at our website. thank you dan. what can they do about violence in their neighborhoods? chicago community activists, police, and parents gathered for a rally in englewood, on the city's south side. the peace and unity campaign was held at lindbloom high school. it was organized by local ministers. but they got a boost. support from one of the city's deputy police chiefs. the goal: to show that some in community want to help police fight back crime elements near their homes. we have heard that it takes a village to raise a child but there are some doing that and more getting involved. is great that you are doing that and we have made by iran for the same thing. the pastor told me that i knew to be here today and i was double booked but i did what i could to be here every day and i am proud to be by his side today to help them. more of these may be planned for the future. another gathering... this a prayer vigil to remember and to demand justice. a year ago, 22-year-old alex ruiz was shot and killed while sitting in the back seat of a car at the cor
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 9:00am EDT
. we'll tell you why many school children in the u.s. city of chicago are too scared to walk to school. >> i haven't took drugs in particulars days and for me, that's a miracle. >> the controversial life story of former heavyweight champion mike tyson. stay with us. >> welcome back to the aljazeera headquarters. our top stories, a team of u.n. inspectors in syria have entered the area with where an alleged chemical attack took place. the government has been blamed for the use of paysen gas. earlier, the team was shot at by unidentified snipers. >> the corruption trial for disgraced chinese politician bo xilai has ended with revelation of sexual misconduct between his wife and former aid. he is accused of bribery and abuse of power when party chief. >> the afghan president urges talks with the leader of toll ban. >> one of the syrian penalty's allies, iran has warned against the west, and particularly, the u.s., from taking any kind of military option against syria. a former iranian diplomat and analyst joins us now from london. the deputy chief of staff says there will be consequences
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 5:00am EDT
to come up with one. >> reporter: back to school in chicago. but the trip to the classroom for many students is even more dangerous. ♪ military intervention in syria is a step closer. the u.s. and some european states are considering using force in response to last week's suspected gas attack. hundreds died in the incident in damascus last week. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is convinced that the regime used chemical weapons and the diplomatic editor james reports. >> reporter: these horrific pictures of the aftermath of resent attacks have after more than two years of war in syria prompted the strongest words yet from the obama administration. secretary of state john kerry made it clear the u.s. is certain chemical weapons were used and he knows who they were used by. >> the firsthand accounts from the humanitarian organizations on the ground like doctors without borders and the syria human rights commission, these all strongly indicate that everything these images are already screaming at us is real. that chemical weapons were used in syria. more over, we know that the syr
Aug 10, 2013 8:00am EDT
to -- excerpt is ant what happened to a chicago steel worker in the mid '60s and about how the steel crisis there led to the launching of barack obama's career as a community organizer. so that's the tie-in to the previous book i wrote which is called young mr. obama, chicago and the making of a black president. okay. this is from a chapter titled a rust bowl, and the term rust belt was actually originally rust bowl. and the first usage i found for it was in "time" magazine, and it was popularized by walter mondale when he accused president reagan of turning the midwest into a rust bowl, and then it was alter inside the way of journalism to match the sunbelt and whatever other belts we have. the term -- >> the bible belt, yeah. >> the term before the rust belt was the frost belt. anyway, on the east side of chicago, life did not run according to the laws that nature imposed on the rest of the world. when night fell on other neighborhoods, those neighborhoods stayed dark until the next morning. on the east side, the night sky burned red when u.s. steel, republic steel or wisconsin steel dump
Aug 20, 2013 9:00pm CDT
happened in chicago to violate the taxpayers trust. >> words to remember, considering ahmad was in charge of the city's purse strings and sat on the city's all important pension boards, which makes decisions on billions of dollars in city employee investments. >> in early july, we first tried to talk to the mayor about ahmad after a police officer blogged about the comptroller's troubles in ohio. when canceling our interview, the mayor's office said it doesn't respond to right wing bloggers. but the mayor's office has yet to produce records about the ahmad hiring that we requested in via freedom of information. >> gang gunfire outside a church and along a "safe passage" route in the uptown neighborhood leaves five people wounded. one of the victims is in critical condition. wgn's julian crews has the latest from the scene. >> when kids go to school and come out of school, i want them thinking of their studies and not their safety. >> chicago's mayor, seeking to reassure nervous parents that "safe passage", the program to protect school kids from violence, will work, even in the uptown nei
FOX Business
Aug 6, 2013 1:00pm EDT
us the money mess lying beneath chicago's polk for money. dennis: a president headed to arizona, at the center of the housing bust but wiped out $7 trillion in homeowner equity. mr. obama have another plan to stabilize and boost the housing market. lori: newspapers, a new status symbol for billion is looking to flaunt their wealth. amazon's jeff bezos be with the washington post. dennis: the fight with george soros and carl icahn ran the. charlie gasparino as the long and short. time for stocks as we do every 15 minutes left head to the floor of the stock exchange, adam shapiro, stocks down. adam: not as bad as they were earlier. we are off of session lows and may go above 1700. one of the reasons the dow is down 82 points is ibm pulling but dow down and ibm is down 2.2% accounting for 34 points of of the dow but not only the biggest loser on the dow, they got a downgrade which says their stock price could go as low as $175 a year -- a share, a big fall down is ibm and one issue is people don't want their mainframes as much as they used to. lori: the windy city has one of the mo
Aug 19, 2013 12:00pm CDT
to shock and was one of the only options around. >> this south chicago grocery store went up in flames at about 230 this morning and that fire crews working to put out the blaze for about two hours. it is now a total loss with no injuries but very little left. >> did more was saddened to see this on his route to the bus this morning in the 2000 block of east 79th. he shops here every night after the bus ride home to buy dinner for his family. >> that could produce and meats and stuff like that. that was the neighborhood store >> those in the neighborhood say they will miss the convenience. there are few fresh options nearby. >> walgreen's has taken our grocery store away from us. they had neat and butchers and walgreen's took them away from us. now the closest store we have is further away >> this area is a food desert extensive retail research into the grocery industry with food options being a vital social is issued as a core retailing arm like this one could lead to lower quality of life lower length of life and debilitating disease >> this area has historical than an underserve
Aug 23, 2013 9:00pm CDT
happened to the boy and we will hear about charges. again that is at 10:00 a.m.. a chicago fire chief was taken to the hospital tonight after the vehicle he was in -- was involved in a crash. it happened at 79th and stony island. the fire department car was t-boned by another vehicle while the chief was heading to a fire on south marquette. the chief is in good condition. no one was injured in the fire at 8016 south marquette after a roof collapsed. there's an investigation into what caused the blaze. representatives from chicago's unions are heading to washington, d.c. to mark the historic anniversary of martin luther king jr.'s 'i have a dream' speech. wgn's gaynor hall talked with some people who will've been at both marches. the date was august 28th 1963. hundreds of thousands of people gathered in the nation's capitol. and johnny jackson was there. today, at 79 years old, he boarded a bus with the chicago chapter of the national action network, headed back to d.c. to mark the 50th anniversary of a marquee moment in the civil rights movement: the march on washington and dr. king's
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 9:00pm EDT
and adding up the risks. chicago students seek safe passage to class. >> it be glasses on the floor and the drugs. you have to walk through all of that danger and it's very carry. >>> also tonight, losing control. a burst of heat threatens to fuel a new round of california wildfires. ♪ >>> and good evening, thanks for being with us, i'm joie chen. while the timing remains a mystery, the white house laid down some clear markers about the actions against syria. both president obama and his chief diplomat, secretary of state john kerry had high confidence that the syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people and set fairly clear guidelines in place about how it intends to hold damascus responsible. the president tossed in a small caveat saying he didn't make a final decision. sheila macvicar is here. is there a time line in place. >>> well, it's saturday morning, very early in damascus. we expect that the u.n. weapons inspectors have all left syria. that's important because the u.s. would not carry out any military action while they were still in the country. >> we
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 12:00pm EDT
the north central plains. minneapolis down into chicago, chicago reaching a high of 92 degrees. we have a heatwave going on across the north central plains, and we have also heat advisory in affect right across minneapolis. anyone out and about today be careful. we're going to have strenuous heat to deal with throughout the week. >> i will stay inside. >>> millions of kids are going back to school scenarios the country, but in chicago it's reading, writing and risk. >>> and immigrants in somalia making a new home in america down on the farm. and you can kiss that puppy goodbye, chula vista would answer back. they would come up clutch. jianca rlo, and california is back on top, 4-3. but buckle up, this game was a rollercoaster ride. the bottom of the fifth, they would probably be very good at that also. that is it for al-jazeera america. >> welcome back to al jazeera. i'm dell walters. chicago's public schools are under the microscope as more than 400,000 children are back in class. many of these children attending new schools under less than desirable circumstances. faced with unfamilia
Aug 11, 2013 6:30pm EDT
the city of chicago. the number of murders has fallen in year, but there's been a string of shootings in which young children are killed or continue wounded caught in the line of fire. this is how chicago is trying to fight back. >> reporter: this 5-year-old may not have super powers, but es done somebody remarkable. narrowly escaping and becoming a -- >> who is the best, spiderman or bat man? >> spiderman. >> returning from a fourth july party, they stopped at a park by their home. >> i didn't realize the difference between fireworks and gunshots. and he got hit running to me. >> reporter: he was hit in the stomach between rival gangs. at the hospital the doctors said he was dying and rushed him to surgery. >> it's the worst feeling that you can ever have to watch your child go through something and go through so much pain and there's nothing you can do about it. >> reporter: in chicago it's an all too common feeling. jay den is one of four of children shot in chicago alone. >> the gang bangors are not very good shots and they hit. >> reporter: police took us around the hard hit sout
FOX Business
Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm EDT
and kleiner perkins. do you need money? do you have some to lend? we've got the details. >>> plus meet chicago's new untouchables. vacant homes and buildings owned by freddie mac and fannie mae, and if they fall into disrepair the city can't do a thing about it. this could spell big trouble for your hometown. don't go away. do you ever have too much money? ♪ ♪ melissa: what do google, larry summers and john mack all have in common? they're big-time investors or on the board in the peer-to-peer lending company called lending club. if you're looking to raise money, lending club has a new way to raise money that is really taking off. you have got to be worthy though. here in a fox business exclusive, we have a founder and ceo. thanks so much for coming on. let me ask you exactly how this business works. >> lending club is really a marketplace. we have two sides. the side who are consumers looking to take a loan or refinance an existing credit card balance, and investors side with investors who are not happy with the low yield of their earnings on from the bank or on their fixed income investm
Aug 17, 2013 7:00pm EDT
is annual publishers trade show held in new york city. and we're talking with the publisher of chicago review press about some of their upcoming titles. cynthia, what do you have coming out this year? >> the "last war lord." he was the afghan war lord who lead the u.s. special forces to topple the taliban. and on horseback and he's a very interesting character. he's been fighting the taliban for thirty years. our author bryan glen williams is a professor at dart mouth. and he lived with him and got to know his family. he had unique access. when the u.s. forces pull out of afghanistan, he's been fighting the taliban for all the years is likely to come back to the forefront and be a major player again. >> he's been an ally of u.s. while we've been in afghanistan. >> that's him there in the center. and he also believes in -- he's a unique character. he believes in the education of women in afghanistan. he's a bit of a -- he has some liberal tendencies. he's very much against the taliban and the extremists. >> what was it like for professor williams to write this book? , i mean, how well d
Aug 4, 2013 7:00pm EDT
' trade show held in new york city. and we're talking with the publisher of chicago review press about some of their upcoming titles. cynthia sherry, what do you have coming out this year? >> we've got the last warlord which is the life and legend of -- [inaudible] he was the afghan warlord who led the u.s. special forces to topple the taliban on horseback, and he's a very interesting character, and he's been fighting the taliban for 30 years. our author, glenn williams, is a professor at dartmouth, and he embedded with him and lived with him and got to know his family. he had some really unique access. and when the u.s. forces pull out of afghanistan, he's been fighting the taliban for all these years, he's likely to come back to the forefront and be a major player again. >> host: so he's been an ally of the u.s. while we've been in afghanistan in. >> guest: that's him right there in the center. yeah, and he also believes in -- he's kind of a unique character, he believes in the education of women in afghanistan, and he's a bit of -- he's got some liberal tendencies, so he's very much
Aug 8, 2013 9:00pm CDT
in evanston and chicago are hunting for the suspect in a sexual assault tonight, part of the attack caught by surveillance cameras. wgn's randi belisomo is in evanston with the latest on the search. randi? the attack happened just the on the bushes behind me. the security cameras from the distance across the street captured the moments before and after the sexual assault. it happens quickly. watch in the upper right part of the screen as the suspect clutches the woman's neck and house with her across the street. cameras catch her walking away down the sidewalk. the surveillance video is time stamped just before 6:00 p.m. tuesday. i feel like i had survivor's guilt. a sad thing to see that happen. fred and his white did not come into their epsilon until four hours later. it is one of the few business owners in this area of evanston. it doesn't help that these buildings are without tenants, and the two on the side. the suspect, a black male with a dark complexion and a black sweatshirt and teacher tried to grab the victim was walking west on howard. when he had trouble he manhandled her acro
Aug 19, 2013 9:00pm CDT
he was struck. he is the ninth child age 7 or under to be shot in chicago and less than two months. police are questioning a person of interesting connection to the shooting. >> some residents on chicago's south east side are looking for a new place to get fresh food after a neighborhood convenience store is destroyed by fire. firefighters took a couple of hours to get under control. nobody was injured but the building was destroyed. the devastation is felt by the owners of the store as well as family is in the neighborhood. some say they will miss the convenience. >> they had could produce good me and stuff like that that was the neighborhood store. >> the pirates comes days after the mayor announced that the number of those living in food deserts' have been reduced by 20 percent. today's fire is a setback for those who live along 79th street. >> two weeks left before chicago public schools are back in session. the schools cheat is making rounds tried to get students fired up. she is touting a reduction in standardized testing a new poll day kindergarten program and increased as a
Aug 8, 2013 12:00pm CDT
will likely not face charges. >> the worker is attacked and a blue line station. live at the chicago avenue stop with details on the assault-and now people are worried. >> surveillance cameras to record video of the suspect. police have and they're working to determine who this man is that attack a worker. that was shortly after 5:00 a.m. when a 47 year- old worker said she was attacked as she left the bath, perrin a man asked her what time it was and then pushed her back into a restaurant. lives in the area. in the summer of for a walk yesterday morning. did not see anything but says it does not surprise him that it happened. wednesday's attack follows another scary encounter. a female employee told police that a man dropped his pants and asked her to perform an inappropriate act. when off after she started screaming. for the two incidents in not connected. always aware of her surroundings i see a lot of people who are plugged into their devices. i personally think it is dangerous. especially being a woman walking around she suggested as an attack is very disturbing >> just aren't taking t
Aug 9, 2013 12:00pm CDT
. they insist that the plan to ensure safety for chicago school kids is on track. >> on track to be fully implemented in every welcoming school. the school chief says back-to- school package will be mailed out. chicago police all of this to keep an eye on students as they cross gang of boundaries. police superintendent makes the point that safe passage routes have already been utilized in 39 schools in chicago and the safety program has worked well police commanders are actively involved in tailoring routes for kids traveling into neighborhoods. >> over the last two years the highest goals that currently have safe passage have seen an increase in attendance of sanand sun and attendance point. a 20% reduction in reported, activity. these results are significant. the argument is that safe passage has worked already merely an expanding the program >> log on to our web site. have a link of the map and take a look at the specific map that your child will be traveling. >> could help police track down a man wanted in connection with a violent sexual assault. the incident happened outside of a sa
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 12:00pm EDT
at university of chicago is concerned about the debt the students are shouldering. >> if you can't -- can get a second job to pay for it, we highly recommend it. >> to have agreements with four-year institutions where all of your credits will transfer. >> looking for scholarships to finance his college dream without bankrupting his parents. >> afghan civilians, the stories of jury is hearing in the trial of robert bale. >> and owners of the nuclear plant making international nounments. >>> welcome back, recapping our top stories, the united nations request permission from syrian officials on whether there have been any chemical gas attacks on their civilians. >>> meanwhile, hosni mubarak released from prison near cairo to a military hospital. the court ordered his release on wednesday. army staff sergeant robert bale has been sentenced to prison for life with no chance of parole. he been described indistinctly in human terms. michelle? >> thanks for that update. >>> in business news, yahoo skhraeul ! scores a win other google. its return to the top marks another victory for the ceo who marks
FOX News
Aug 21, 2013 1:00am PDT
are. last weekend in chicago, another 6 people shot dead, 28 others wounded, including a 7-year-old boy. the windy city has turned into afghanistan, so far this year, a 8 children and teens have been murdered. chicago has lost control of the situation. the violence is centered in the poor black neighborhoods and it's the same in most other american cities. here in new york, under the very liberal mayor david denkins, murders were topping 2,000 aer year. then rudy giuliani took over and new policing strategy was put in place under police commissioner bill bratton. essentially the cops flooded the high crime zones, arresting known thugs for just about anything. the plan worked. last year there were just 419 murders in new york. a city of more than 8 million people. one of the tactics police used to discourage thugs from carrying illegal guns is stop and frisk. whereby officers search people they believe may be loitering or look suspicious. most of those frisks are minorities. and that is causing deep anger. >> you can't give people authority where there civilian or police officer
Aug 13, 2013 12:00pm CDT
neighborhood. 17 year-old brother and his friend were also shot. they were treated and released. the chicago tribune reports she is the eighth child age 7 or younger to be shot in chicago over the last month and half >> a boil order remains in effect has testing continues on the town water supply. fecal matter has been detected in the water. we are alive and deerfield with the latest how long that order remains in effect >> we are learning more top village officials are hopeful that the contamination has worked its way out of the system. preliminary testing seems to point in this direction but we want to stress the order remains in effect noon tomorrow until public-works can confirm that the threat is over. despite all that and the inconvenience many residents we talked to seemed to be coping pretty well. >> they used to do a good job. they've done a good maintenance in the village. >> signs are posted at water fountains across the village, the 18,000 residents impacted by the order that once again remains in effect through noon tomorrow. no word any other north shore municipalities are a
Aug 4, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. and enough hail to plow. ginger zee with the outlook tonight. >>> and chicago hope. the basketball league helping gang members get off the street and how little ralph escaped his fortress of locks and barricades. >>> good evening, and thank you for joining us. david is off tonight. i'm byron pitts. as we go on the air, americans are on high alert around the world and here at home after a terror threat from al qaeda. at this hour, there are new details about the nature of that threat. abc news has learned u.s. intelligence has intercepted communications in which al qaeda says the planned attack is, quote, going to be big, and strategically significant. and this intel -- operatives are in place. 22 embassies across africa and the arab world are shut down, most to be closed for at least a week. tonight, four countries are added to the list. security at all of them very high. security also raised here in the united states at airports and train stations across the country. our coverage begins with abc's global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz. >> reporter: the messages intercepted from al
Aug 20, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. the chief is moving back to chicago with his family eagerly wait his return. we're very grateful to the chief and today, i think we want to take this opportunity. you have evolved so much of your time it's only appropriate you go home and take care of your family in chicago. i know that the chiefs wife is here pat. and thank you pat for loaning your husband to the city of san francisco. the chief is going to be packing up his bags and going home on friday. i want to give you this proclamation for all your help in san francisco and i'd like to give you some time to say a few words (clapping) >> thank you. >> chief we have a few other colleagues would want to say a few words. >> thank you, mr. president, and to supervisor tang. i think chief it was wise of you to befriended harvey rose. i think it's no surprise we've had our sdaurms. the first one was the undocumented policy and one of the things i appreciated that notwithstanding the difference of opinion i always felt we could be having an honest discussion. i appreciate the fact even if you discharged you sat down and worked i
Aug 22, 2013 12:00am EDT
. >> jay: and i know you're from chicago, my favorite food town in the world. [ cheers and applause ] big chicago eater are you? >> yeah, you know, unfortunately i am. >> jay: yeah. you seem in good shape. >> now i'm in okay shape. >> jay: yeah. >> but when i booked "new girl" i was coming right off of living in chicago, you know, mr. beef's -- >> jay: mr. beef's on orleans, it's fantastic. >> deep dish pizza. >> jay: oh, and the seven layer pizza. >> yeah, the good stuff. >> jay: yeah, yeah. >> so i booked the pilot. and i'm really excited. it's the job of a lifetime. >> jay: right. >> can't believe it. and i get a call from my manager saying, congratulations. i know how you like method actors. you know, the daniel day-lewis' and the de niro's. he said, "now it's time for you to go a little method." and i go, "what do you mean?" and he goes, "you have to lose 15 pounds before we start because you're too fat for fox." [ laughter ] >> jay: too fat for fox. >> so, i love chicago food, but i got too fat for fox. >> jay: you should have told them to go fox themselves. eat that chicago food. >
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